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read back

(rēd băk)
A method of preventing errors in which information relayed to one person is repeated and verified in a slightly different form as a means of confirming its accuracy. For example, a respiratory therapist is asked to administer an aerosol to a patient named “Dabs.” Before giving the medication, he repeats the name of the patient out loud as “Dabs...delta, alpha, bravo, sam. Have I spelled the name correctly?”
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However, my friend also got chastised for not ensuring the guy properly read back the runway assignment and taxi instructions.
The defense attorney requested the court inform the jury that it could have whatever portion of the transcript read back if the jury had a question about some evidence, but agreed the jury would not be allowed to have a set of transcripts from the trial.
Armao also believes that it is better to read back a story than to fax it.
One witness was indecisive but Steigerwald read back the testimony in a more decisive fashion.
In its second day of deliberation, the Lancaster Superior Court jury asked to be read back Steven Swaim's testimony that Barbara Weston was an abusive alcoholic and that he was defending himself when he caved in her skull with a knife sharpener and a pipe wrench.
You sound overqualified,'' one dealer said when she read back what he had dictated to her.
The enterprise edition includes automatic speech recognition (ASR), allowing callers to speak the department or name of the person they are calling and text-to-speech (TTS) enabling users to have their e-mails read back to them.
In both cases, the jury had the testimony of limo driver Allan Park read back.
To access audible message playback, users simply give the voice command, "play text messages," and instantly hear text messages read back to them.